Brazilian president’s examination reveals need for surgery

The examination of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro revealed the need for possible urgent surgery. This was announced by the press service of the president on July 14.

“After an examination at the HFA (Capital Military Hospital) in Brasilia, Dr. Macedo, who operated on the president after he was stabbed in an assassination attempt in 2018, diagnosed a bowel obstruction and decided to transport him to São Paulo, where a further examination will be conducted to determine the need for emergency surgery,” the press office told reporters.

The Minister of the Civil Chamber, General Luis Edoardo Ramos, quoted by Folha de S. Paulo, said that the president had severe pains in the morning, but nothing serious.

Yesterday Jair Bolsonaro was hospitalized with a complaint of abdominal pain. The head of state was admitted to the country’s armed forces hospital in the Brazilian capital, Brasilia. According to local media, Bolsonaro felt a sharp pain in his abdomen in the morning.